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Getting Close!

Posted on | September 29, 2019 | 14 Comments

My McKenna Ryan quilt top is getting close to a finish. The first 7 blocks are sewn together. Not all the applique can be completed until the borders are on but is is good to see it the blocks together.

There are two more blocks to add. This is the eighth one.

So I am up to the last block!!!! It is a big one with lots of beach huts and kangaroos in swimming costumes.

I will keep at it but not sure that it will be ready for Christmas. But I will have the blocks finished by then.

This has been a very time consuming project. So much tracing and cutting before even starting to sew. If I ever do another McKenna Ryan quilt I will purchase the kits with the pre-cut shapes that are available now. (They weren’t when I bought this kit.) Good lesson to learn.

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend.

Cheers, Karen

14 Responses to Getting Close!

  • Of course, I love it as much as everyone else. (Surely you have carpel tunnel syndrome after all that cutting and stitching.) It’s beautiful. Finished or not, I’d show it off this Christmas!

  • Raewyn says:

    Your quilt is going to be so awesome! Well done on getting through it. I have a farmyard design of hers, which I bought as a BOM years ago and didn’t realise how much work was in it. I still would like to do it one day but I probably need to not be working on too many other things while I’m doing it!!

  • What a fun quilt! You are doing a great job

  • Looking wonderful and such a lot of work. Always beautiful designs xx

  • Such a fun quilt. I especially like the Rosellas!!!!

  • Deb says:

    This is sooooo gorgeous! I love her designs but don’t think I have the focus to get one to the finish line. Great job!

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Beautiful! There is so much work on those appliques–you’ve done a wonderful job!

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt and well done with getting so much done… such a lot of work needed in it…

  • Jenny Benton says:

    The McKenna Ryan designs are amazing but would be too much prep for me. Good on you for persevering and you are almost at the end. It’s going to look amazing when completed, although it looks rather good now, I must say.

  • Joan says:

    Oh but it’s looking so great. Once it’s done, you will forget about all that tracing and cutting. LOL!! I love her quilts and have done a few, but your right about all the work. :-)

  • Kyle says:

    That’s such a great pattern. I hope you have the top done for the holidays.

  • This is just darling!! Wonderful quilt.

  • Kaholly says:

    Oh, my goodness! So much work! After this, you deserve to purchase the pre-cut Kit, as a reward! But just think, when it’s finally completed, it will be such an amazing accomplishment! I am so very impressed with your stick-to-it-iveness!

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen wow this quilt is fantastic,I can see that you have put in many hours great idea to get the laser cut shapes well done my friend on your beautiful blocks xx


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